Welcome to the exciting world of Cisco certification. Cisco certification can improve your understanding of the internetworking of more than just Cisco products: You will develop a complete understanding of networking and how different network topologies work together to form a network. This is beneficial to every networking job and is the reason Cisco certification is in such high demand, even at companies with few Cisco devices.
CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA)
CCNA is a IT certification in computer networking developed by Cisco Systems. Cisco created the CCNA to recognize basic competency in installation and support of networks. CCNA validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats , introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. The new curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs).
Exam 200-120: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- A CCNA certified professional can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and wireless access services securely, as well as troubleshoot and configure small to medium networks (500 nodes or fewer) for performance. VLANs, Ethernet, security, and access lists. This knowledge includes, but is not limited to, use of these protocols: IP, IPv6, EIGRP, RIP, RIPv2, OSPF, serial connections, Frame Relay, cable, DSL, PPPoE, LAN switching
- Internetworking Basics
- Introduction to TCP/IP
- Subnetting ,VLSM & Troubleshooting TCP/IP
- CISCO IOS & SDM
- Managing a Cisco Internetwork
- IP Routing
- EIGRP & OSPF
- Layer 2 Switching And Spanning Tree Protocol(STP)
- Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- Network Address translation[NAT]
- CISCO Wireless Technologies
- Internet Protocol V6
- Wide Area Networks
Exam 640-554: Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Objective: CCNA Security professional can install, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco security solutions to secure a small branch office network. Cisco IOS security features on Cisco routers and switches are deployed using both graphical user interface tools (GUIs such as the Cisco Security Device Manager or SDM) and command line interfaces (CLIs). You will also understand the necessity of a comprehensive security policy and how it affects the posture of the network
Eligibility: Knowledge of CCNA is essential to learn CCNA Security.
- Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures
- Secure Cisco routers
- Implement AAA on Cisco routers using local router database and external ACS
- Mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs
- Implement secure network management and reporting
- Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks
- Implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set using SDM
- Implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set using SDM
- Implement site-to-site VPNs on Cisco Routers using SDM
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Exam 300-101: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
Exam 300-115: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
Exam 300-135: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.
Cisco Certified Network Professional can implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions
- CCNP ROUTE (300-101)
- Implement an EIGRP based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements
- Implement a multi-area OSPF Network, given a network design and a set of requirements
- Implement an BGP based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements
- Implement an IPv6 based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements
- Implement an IPv4 or IPv6 based redistribution solution, given a network design and a set of requirements Implement
- Layer 3 Path Control Solution
- CCNP Switch (300-115)
- Implement VLAN based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements
- Implement a Security Extension of a Layer 2 solution, given a network design and a set of requirements.
- Implement Switch based Layer 3 services, given a network design and a set of requirements.
- Prepare infrastructure to support advanced services.
- Implement High Availability, given a network design and a set of requirements.
- CCNP TSHOOT (642-832)
- Develop a troubleshooting process to identify and resolve problems in complex enterprise networks
- Fault resolution in routing/switching environments
- Maintain and monitor network performance
- Troubleshoot Multi-Protocol system networks